like what happened here at paul's liquor on wisconsin avenue. >> when we noticed it was starting to rain, we pulled the painting in and because someone put that much workbo it, you want to portrait it. >> reporter: with that rain gone, the portrait was back. a bicyclist passing by spun around and studied it and eventually decided to take it. she doesn't mind. >> i hope it's the person i painted. even if it's somebody else who is opening their eyes and noticing the people around them and recognizing neighbors, i think that is wonderful, too and makes me happy. >> reporter: letting go, accepting lifelike this project, as is. in washington, beth parker, fox 5 news. a japanese mother turns her sleeping child into art. while her baby's sleeping, she uses clothes, vegetables, other objects to turn her sleepinged to will -- toddler into photographic art. it was for fun and then became a hit. so much so, she was able to get a book deal with amazon.